IonPhasE acquired by Croda

Established in 2001, Finnish technology company IonPhasE is a leading manufacturer of static dissipative polymer additives, commonly known as permanent antistatic additives. Operating in some of the fastest growing segments within the plastics market, IonPhasE has developed a unique range of anti-static additives that help to prevent damage to electrical components, increase the safety of chemical and food packaging and improve the long term appearance of consumer appliances. Focused on Electrostatic Discharge Protection (ESD) and Inherently Dissipative Polymers (IDPs), IonPhasE’s products use the most advanced technologies in the static electricity protection market, which work to release static electricity in a controlled way. IonPhasE is headquartered in Tampere.

Croda International Plc, who create, make and sell speciality chemicals for some of the biggest, most successful brands in the world, has acquired the whole share capital of IonPhasE. Croda has a network of over 4,200 employees, working together as one global team across manufacturing sites and offices in 36 countries.

Auratum group had more than 65 percent of the shares of IonPhasE and was the leading shareholder of the company already since 2006.